Other States

Nearly every other state in the U.S. has their own version of Right to Know Laws, referred to variously as Freedom of Information Act / Law (FOIA / FOIL), Open Records Law, Open Meetings Law, Open Government, or Sunshine laws.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – State by State Open Government Guide

The organizations listed below provide information on Open Government across the U.S.A.

National Level:

A Historical Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

National Freedom of Information Coalition  Lists State by State FOI Resources

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – Federal Open Government Guide

Ballotpedia State Sunshine Laws  – Links to sunshine laws for all states

News Media for Open Government

Society of Professional Journalists – FOI  A – Z

Freedom of Information Act   File a FOI Request    The FOIA Blog    MuckRock

Open The Government   Open the Books

Sunlight Foundation   Sunshine Week 

Regional Level:

New England First Amendment Coalition

State Level:

Alabama:  Sunlight Coalition   Open Meetings Act  Attorney General

Alaska: Attorney General

Arizona: First Amendment Coalition of Arizona   Ombudsman   Attorney General

Arkansas: Attorney General

California: First Amendment Coalition   Institute for Local Government
CaliforniansAware    The First Amendment   Attorney General

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition   Attorney General

Connecticut Foundation for Open Government   Attorney General
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information
Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission

D.C. Open Government Coalition   Attorney General

Delaware Coalition for Open Government   Attorney General

Florida Has a Right to Know   First Amendment Foundation    Florida Open Gov
Brechner Center   Attorney General

Georgia First Amendment Foundation   Transparency Project of Georgia   Attorney General

Hawaii: Data Hawaii    Office of Information Practices   Attorney General

Idahoans for Open Government   Transparent Idaho   Attorney General

FOIAIllinois   Citizen Advocacy Center   Illinois First Amendment Center   Attorney General

Indiana Coalition for Open Government   Public Access Counselor

Iowa Freedom of Information Council   IowaWatch   Iowa Public Information Board  Attorney General

Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government    Open Kansas     Attorney General
Association for Public Information Officers

Kentucky Open Government Blog   Open Door   Attorney General

Louisiana Sunshine   Public Affairs Research Council
Louisiana Coalition for Open Government   Attorney General

Maine Freedom of Information Coalition   Attorney General

Maryland Foundation for Open Government   Attorney General
Public Access Ombudsman

Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government  Attorney General

Michigan Coalition for Open Government   OpenMichigan   Attorney General

Minnesota Coalition on Government Information   IPAD   Open Meeting Law
Attorney General

Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information   Ethics Commission   Attorney General

Missouri Sunshine Coalition   Attorney General

Montana Freedom of Information Hotline   Transparency In Government
Attorney General

Nebraska Attorney General

Nevada Attorney General

New Hampshire: Right to Know NH Blog  Right to Know NH facebook  TransparentNH

New Jersey Foundation for Open Government   Government Records Council
Attorney General

New Mexico Foundation of Open Government   Attorney General

New York Committee on Open Government    Reinvent Albany   Attorney General

North Carolina Open Government Coalition   Attorney General

North Dakota: Attorney General

Ohio Coalition for Open Government   Attorney General

Oklahoma: FOI Oklahoma   Attorney General

Oregon: Open Oregon   Attorney General

Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition    Office of Open Records   PennWatch  Attorney General

Rhode Island: ACCESS/RI   Attorney General

South Carolina Press Association   Attorney General

South Dakota: Office of Hearing Examiners    Attorney General   Open SD

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government   Office of Open Records

Texas: Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas   Attorney General

Utah Foundation for Open Government   Transparent Utah   Attorney General

Vermont:  Press Association   Secretary of State

Virginia Coalition for Open Government   Attorney General
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

Washington Coalition for Open Government    Attorney General

West Virginia Open Government Coalition   Ethics Commission   Attorney General

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council   Attorney General

Wyoming Coalition for Open Government   Attorney General


Global:  Global Network of Freedom of Information Advocates